May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Prague Invites Seniors to Czech Out the City

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a valuable historical city reserve. In 1992 the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register. Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by the Prague Hradcany Castle which towers high above the city. Senior visitors will discover in Prague a display of all artistic styles and movements.

The historical core of the city is situated on both banks of the Vltava river and consists of 6 parts – formerly independent urban units unified in the 18th century-  Old TownJewish Town – (today a part of the Old Town),  New Town, Lesser Town, Hradcany and Vysehrad. Naturally, most of the historical monuments, museums and galleries are concentrated right there in the historical core of the city.

A World Heritage Site

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Main attractions include the following: Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petřín Hill. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague boasts more than ten major museums, along with countless theaters, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. A modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, Prague is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including the famous Charles University.

Currently, Prague has more than 1,230,000 inhabitants. However, this number rises significantly on weekdays due to a large number of people commuting to Prague for work from all areas of central Bohemia. In the main tourist season, Prague sees up to 100,000 foreign tourists daily, who come mainly to visit the beautiful historic center.

The Vltava river flows through the city. This magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, has been mirrored in the surface of the swan-filled Vltava River for more than ten centuries. By now, if you follow my daily travel blogs, you know that I love interactive maps and this one for Prague is no exception.

Tourist Information and Travel Guides Aid Senior Travelers

Many seniors find Prague to be the most exciting city in Central Europe with wonderful sightseeing, opera, restaurants & nightlife. Welcome to the No1 Prague Tourist Information & Travel Guide. Lonely Planet invites seniors to check out their site, especially for entertainment and 598 Things To Do. Fodor’s finds Prague to be full of fairy-tale vistas and Frommers Complete Guide to Prague has many “fast facts”, side-trips, restaurant selections, hotels and a rich nightlife for seniors to consider. I suggest that you view the Little Czech Primer and a Local Lingo guide that can be of help to first-timers. As a former language teacher, I always liked this one as it speaks. So Na shledanou! jeb

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